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Broadband users including 3G, 4G cross 23.6 million mark

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The total broadband subscribers, including for 3G and 4G services, have crossed the 23.6 million mark in Pakistan, posting a reasonable growth rate with each passing month. The market data reveals that the 3G and 4G subscribers also reached 20.6 million by November this year. In September last, the highest growth rate of 14.43 percent was by cellular companies, which have added 2.35 million 3G/4G subscribers. "The number of broadband subscribers in other…Read More

Cell phone users cross 125 million figure

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan has crossed the figure of 125 million mobile phone users, which is a new high in the history of the country. According to the statistics of Pakistan’s Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for the month of May 2013, the country has 125,012,860 mobile subscribers, pushing the nation up to an all-time high of 70 per cent mobile penetration. But that represents fairly slow growth from the 100 million milestone back in October 2010. The five mobile telcos in…Read More

Number of WLL users cross 3m mark

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The number of wireless telephone consumers crossed the benchmark of three million despite slow growth and immense competition among the operators in Pakistan by March 2012, say updated statistics of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).According to analysts, the wireless services providers have been facing immense competition with each other besides the cellular phone services have stifled their growth in targeted market.It is to be mentioned here that the Wireless…Read More

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Broadb and users cross 2mln mark

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The number of broadband subscribers have reached two million mark mainly due to the increasing popularity of DSL, EvDo and Wimax connections in the network available cities, reveals the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).It said that the DSL connections have surged to 849,228 followed by Wimax and EvDo with 575,572 and 537,908 connections by the month of April.The internet subscribers using FTTH technology has been increasing to reach 8,052 whereas HFC internet users…Read More

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Pak cell phone users cross 120m mark

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan’s cellular industry registered almost 120m subscribers by the end of May 2012, reveal the fresh statistics of PTA.It said that teledensity of cellular mobile subscribers in the country reached 68.8 per cent, up from 68.2 per cent.Mobilink stood at top with 36,048,127 subscribers at the end of May 2012, followed by Telenor with 29,896,660 subscribers. Ufone contented at third slot with 23,550,270 subscribers and Warid had 13,798,974 subscribers on May 31st, 2012, the…Read More

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Telemedicine-a cross-fertilisation of medicine and telecommunication

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article image OVER THE past couple of decades, advancements in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have brought a revolution in the life of common people. More and more people have been able to avoid physically going into work and have preferred the telecommuting from their personal or home computer. ICT strongly influences the way we work and is creating opportunities and new demands for a range of different approaches to healthcare practices in medical field too. Healthcare has always been at…Read More